With midterm elections exactly one week away, to say things are getting kinda hectic would be an understatement. Case in point: the horrible assault of MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle outside of the Rand Paul-Jack Conway debate in Lexington, Kentucky last night (watch video at the end of this post).
Apparently in Kentucky there’s a new dance called the “Rand Paul Stomp”. Yeah, a more Caucasian/Tea Party friendly, Kirk Franklin approved version of the “A-Town Stomp” I suppose. Apparently getting crunk in the club or gettin’ stomped in the club is not only a act exclusive to Atlanta rappers like Lil Scrappy.
This via TPM:
As the candidates arrived, a group of Paul supporters pulled a female MoveOn member to the ground and held her there as another Paul supporter stomped on the back of her head and neck.
According to the Louisville Courier Journal, “Lauren Valle of MoveOn.org approached Paul and tried to give him an “employee of the month award” from Republicorp…a fake business MoveOn created to symbolize what it says is the merger of the GOP and business interests controlling political speech.”Now, I’m gonna say that it probably wasn’t a good idea to attempt to run up on Paul and give him the “employee of the month award” from Republicorp the way she did. But, even so, there’s no excuse for the treatment she received at the hands of Rand Paul’s
Tea Party Secret Service employees supporters.
To Paul and company I suppose this is no big deal given his response to it on Fox where he dismissed the attack
because she got what she deserved. But to me, this is yet another example of just how despicable members of the Tea Party actually are; and it’s appalling that arrests have yet to be made.
Oh well, “Don’t Start No Shit, Won’t Be No Shit,” isn’t just a Black thing, I suppose. Who knew the Tea Party had so much in common with grimmey Atlanta rappers. One thing’s for sure, I doubt they’d be quick to run up on a brotha with that shit. But then again, this is the Tea Party, and they’re not racist.
Speaking of which (yes I gotta throw down a race race card) can you imagine black people at an Obama rally getting away with some shit like this were the victim a fun loving Tea Party activist?